Food banks warning as 1.3m parents are expected to need help

Food banks warning as 1.3m parents are expected to turn to emergency handouts when cost of living crisis starts to bite

  • One in ten parents are ‘very likely’ to need a foodbank in the next three months
  • Around 1.3million are struggling with food bills, with parents skipping meals
  • One in five have been unable to cook in oven due to cost of using the appliance
  • More than a million parents expect to use a food bank due to the lewenskoste krisis, a survey has found.

    One in ten parents – around 1.3million – claimed they are ‘very likely’ to need to visit one in the next three months as the price of their food shops has soared.

    And of those who reported a rise in their household bills, 58 per cent had cut back on heating as a result.

    One third of parents reported skipping one or more meals in the past three months to help afford other costs, while one in five had been unable to have oven-cooked food on at least one occasion because they could not afford to use the appliance.

    One in ten parents ¿ around 1.3million ¿ claimed they are ¿very likely¿ to need to visit a foodbank in the next three months. Bo, a volunteer dates the tins at a foodbank sorting hub

    One in ten parents – around 1.3million – claimed they are ‘very likely’ to need to visit a foodbank in the next three months. Bo, a volunteer dates the tins at a foodbank sorting hub

    Stack Data Strategy surveyed 3,200 parents with dependent children last month for the app Deliveroo and food bank charity The Trussell Trust.

    The results were released as they announced a partnership to provide up to 2million meals for those struggling across the country.

    Deliveroo will enable customers to round up their food bill orders, with the proceeds being donated to the charity.

    The funds raised through donations will go towards parcels that contain at least three days’ worth of food for individuals and families.

    Deliveroo chief executive Will Shu said: ‘I am pleased we are partnering with the Trussell Trust to support local food banks across the country.

    One third of parents reported skipping one or more meals in the past three months to help afford other costs. Bo, volunteers work in a foodbank sorting hub at an industrial estate

    One third of parents reported skipping one or more meals in the past three months to help afford other costs. Bo, volunteers work in a foodbank sorting hub at an industrial estate

    ‘We’re committed to using our platform to play a positive role in the communities in which we operate.

    ‘Together with our consumers, our amazing restaurant and grocery partners and our network of riders, we want to play our part in helping to tackle food insecurity in the UK.’

    Trussell Trust chief executive Emma Revie said: ‘Everyone should be able to afford their own food, but as families face the biggest income squeeze in a generation, people are telling us they’re having to make impossible decisions between heating and eating and being forced to turn to food banks to feed themselves.

    ‘Our new partnership with Deliveroo will help us support food banks to provide emergency food and in-food bank support to thousands of people in immediate crisis, while we work towards our long-term vision of a future where nobody needs to turn to charity to get by.’

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